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Nils Frahm returns after a long period of hibernation
"He retreated from the online world to experience “the luxury of being forgotten”"
music  net 
march 2018 by warrenellis
We want control of our bodies - GHOSTCOP
"I'm data exhausted. Not so much worried about the data I leave behind (though I should be), but of the amount I'm consuming. Endlessly, passively, ambiently absorbing and consuming. Like eating all day at a sub-par buffet, constantly full but never sated, to the point where you don't even enjoy your favorite dishes anymore. My brain is stuffed, and yet I can't retain or remember anything. And I physically feel this way, too: bloated, dull, fuzzy. "
writing  net  social 
february 2016 by warrenellis
Douglas Rushkoff: 'I’m thinking it may be good to be off social media altogether' | Technology | The Guardian
"Professionally, I’m thinking it may be good for one’s career and business to be off social media altogether. Chris Anderson was wrong. “Free” doesn’t lead to anything but more free. Working for free isn’t leverage to do a talk for loads of money; now they even want you to talk for free."
media  net  social 
february 2016 by warrenellis
The Power of Privacy – documentary film - YouTube
In this film, Aleks Krotoski travels the world to undergo challenges that explore our digital life in the 21st century.
film  net 
january 2016 by warrenellis
The Hottest Self-Publishing Platform? Twitter!
"While novels are commonplace now, long-form fiction was often consumed in serialized installments in the past. Take, for example, Dickens‘ The Old Curiosity Shop. Readers were so hungry to find out how the story ended that a mob stormed the wharf when the ship carrying the final installment docked in New York. Serialized fiction phased out when paper media had to cut costs and slim down (or wholly re-design) their issues, but new media—namely Twitter—is bringing the serial fiction format back, albeit bite-sized."
twitter  writing  net  comms 
november 2015 by warrenellis
The Decay of Twitter - The Atlantic
"In other words, on Twitter, people say things that they think of as ephemeral and chatty. Their utterances are then treated as unequivocal political statements by people outside the conversation."
twitter  net  comms  social 
november 2015 by warrenellis
Reading Right-to-Left | booktwo.org
"I’m getting more radical in my view of the internet, this unconsciously-generated machine for unconscious generation. I’m feeling more sure of its cultural value and legacy, and more assertive about stating it. We built this thing, and like all directed culture of the past, it has an agency and a desire, and if you pay attention to it you can see which way it wants to go, and what it wants to fight. We made that, all of us, in time, but we don’t have full control of it. Rather, like the grain of wood, it’s something to be worked with and shaped, but also thought about and conceptualised, both matter and metaphor."
culture  net 
october 2015 by warrenellis
Is this the beginning of the end of the nation state? - 25/11/2014
"For about AU$70 and a thumbprint you can now become an e-resident of Estonia. It's the first country in the world to offer what it calls a digital identity to foreigners. Some people say it may be the beginning of the end of the nation state."
pol  net 
november 2014 by warrenellis
Twitter drops Google Glass, app no longer available - SlashGear
"The bad news isn’t that Twitter addicts will go wanting for heads-up tweets. The really unfortunate bit of info here is that Twitter just plain dropped Google Glass. Cold."
tech  comms  web  net 
october 2014 by warrenellis
Mapping the Republic of Letters
"Before email, faculty meetings, international colloquia, and professional associations, the world of scholarship relied on its own networks: networks of correspondence that stretched across countries and continents; the social networks created by scientific academies; and the physical networks brought about by travel. These networks were the lifelines of learning, from the age of Erasmus to the age of Franklin. They facilitated the dissemination&emdash;and the criticism&emdash;of ideas, the spread of political news, as well as the circulation of people and objects."
history  net 
october 2014 by warrenellis
[this is aaronland] interpretation roomba
"Is the idea of the littlenet simply coded language for a kind of secret breakfast club which in turn only exists relative to the exclusion of the biggernet? "
net  culture 
october 2014 by warrenellis
Ello | dymaxion
"We are at a juncture in the story of humanity. The decisions we make and the systems we build in the next twenty years will determine not just whether we live free from the boot of repressive dictatorships, but whether we live at all. The way out lies through hope, empathy, and learning to think like our systems -- through becoming creatures of the network."
pol  net  extinction 
september 2014 by warrenellis
shardcore » @bffbot1
"Social media (and twitter in particular) is driven by the desire to see, and to be seen. It’s a public mixture of bravado and stalking, gossip and dissemination. But underneath all that is a desire to connect, to feel part of a larger tribe.

More than anything we like to be ‘liked’ – that thrill when there are unread @ replies in our Twitter feed, or when someone ‘favourites’ our latest witticism. We love any evidence that someone is paying attention.

This project aims to expose the subtle relationship between this human need – to be interacted with and liked – and the ramifications of expressing ourselves on an infrastructure that never forgets.

Alex (@bffbot1) is your New Best Friend."
june 2014 by warrenellis
If you float the theory that "younger users don't like th...
"If you float the theory that "younger users don't like the feeling of being alone. They want to be tethered to their friends constantly," important venture capitalists will invest in your app. It doesn't even need to solve that problem."
june 2014 by warrenellis
Hito Steyerl | Politics of Post-Representation «DIS Magazine
"There are a lot of brightly lit glossy surfaces, yet they don’t reveal anything but themselves as surface. Whatever there is — it’s all there to see but in the form of an incomprehensible, Kafkaesque glossiness, written in extraterrestrial code, perhaps subject to secret legislation."
pol  net 
june 2014 by warrenellis
Media360: Be a jockey on Twitter, says David Schneider - Media news - Media Week<
"Schneider, along with co-founder and "professional tweeter" David Levin, were speaking at the Media360 Conference --"

...wait, what? Professional tweeter?
pr  net 
may 2014 by warrenellis
Mixlr is a simple way to share live audio online. Broadcast using ...
This could be kind of interesting. I've seen this attempted once or twice in the past.
radio  audio  streaming  net 
march 2014 by warrenellis
Project "Outernet" looking to bring free Internet to entire world
"A small team of workers at a New York based non-profit organization called Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) has announced its intention to build an "Outernet"—a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to virtually any person on the planet—for free. The idea, the MDIF website says, is to offer free Internet access to all people, regardless of location, bypassing filtering or other means of censorship."
comms  space  net 
february 2014 by warrenellis
Immunicity - Simple Censorship Circumvention
"Once you configure your browser, requests to blocked websites will be seamlessly routed via the Immunicity cloud to get unblocked. All other requests will go directly to their destination, without being routed through our servers."
security  net  comms 
february 2014 by warrenellis
Robots take over
"Recently, the global financial market experienced a series of computer glitches that abruptly brought operations to a halt. One reason for these "flash freezes" may be the sudden emergence of mobs of ultrafast robots, which trade on the global markets and operate at speeds beyond human capability, thus overwhelming the system. The appearance of this "ultrafast machine ecology" is documented in a new study published on September 11 in Nature Scientific Reports."
money  net  robots  algo 
september 2013 by warrenellis
Emily Gonneau: Have artists lost their voice? | | midemblogmidemblog
“Connect with your fans”: as much as the internet and social networks have helped bring artists and fans closer and even cut out the middleman in some cases, the act of artists connecting with their fans on an increasingly frequent basis has morphed into a command to be permanently available, leaving the artist less time, less life experience to make music. Counter-productive, to say the least.
july 2013 by warrenellis
The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3
The Conversation Prism is a visual map of the social media landscape
web  social  net  dataviz 
july 2013 by warrenellis
The new DIY | Dazed Digital
"How Tumblr and Instagram are fuelling a new generation of online-only streetwear upstarts"
fashion  brands  marketing  web  net 
april 2013 by warrenellis
How Daytrotter Creates Scarcity in a Digital World | Evolver.fm
"This is the Daytrotter model, essentially. Active since 2006, the site records bands “live, in a studio, with no overdubs, auto tune or remixing,” and fans can listen to the sessions in real time (upcoming sessions) or later, using the archives. Daytrotter — not the band, or their record label — owns these sound recordings. So far, it has over 2,000 sessions you won’t find on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rdio, or any other commercial service, other than DayTrotter. Users can subscribe after a seven day free trial. The cost: $2 per month, after a seven day trial. Daytrotter switched to this model last year, making more sessions available as it added the subscription requirement."
music  net  money 
march 2013 by warrenellis
Wikipedia's 'Goan war' unmasked as elaborate hoax
"It went undetected for five years on Wikipedia, but now a seemingly meticulous entry about a 17th century conflict between colonial Portugal and India's Maratha empire has been outed as a hoax."
weird  counterfactual  culture  net 
january 2013 by warrenellis
Daily chart: Live and unplugged | The Economist
"IN The World in 2013, which is published today, we predict that the internet will become a mostly mobile medium. Who will be the winners and losers?"
net  comms 
november 2012 by warrenellis
The Internet Through a Postmodern Lens » Cyborgology
"The postmodern world is obscene since everything is made visible, broadcast, and so forth. The Internet is obscene because it is characterized by endless information and communication as well as never-ending social commentary..."
comms  social  net  philosophy 
november 2012 by warrenellis
My speech to the IAAC | Ben Hammersley's Dangerous Precedent
"I’m simply now expecting people to give me their data to improve my life. The freeing of public data over the past ten years has been driven by geeks, it’s true, but their arguments were merely foreshadowing a general shift in the mindset of the population at large...We expect everything. And we expect it on our own terms."
security  net 
september 2011 by warrenellis
4chan Founder Launches Canvas, a Social Forum For Remixing Images
Canvas, an online forum for sharing, remixing and commenting on images came out of private beta recently.
september 2011 by warrenellis
BBC - Research and Development: RadioTAG
You're engrossed in an interview on the Today programme but have to leave for work. No problem. Press the RadioTAG button on your radio to remember your place. When you get to work, you resume listening on iPlayer from the point you left off.
radio  net  comms 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Infrastructure and the State
"So, the Adaptive Journey service I describe isn’t possible at the moment, because you can’t get at the user data without breaking TfL’s terms and conditions. Nevertheless, the “We see you’re doing this, perhaps you’d find it better to do that” design pattern is a powerful one, if used properly." Yeah, crossref with @TowerBridge there, Ben. good read, though.
cities  design  net  pol 
june 2011 by warrenellis
Robot Flâneur
“Google Street View is both the view from the machine (from the car, the Ballardian view-of-our-times) and the view of the machine (the way the machine sees). Overlayed with data augmentation, from a non-human-natural perspective (the roof of the car), slightly lensed (fish-eyed), wholly networked.”
cities  digital  net  viewing  social 
june 2011 by warrenellis
The Internet of Elsewhere » Blog Archive » Iran announces ‘halal Internet,’ new cyberdefense study programs
"“Iran will soon create an internet that conforms to Islamic principles, to improve its communication and trade links with the world,” he said, apparently explaining that the new network would operate in parallel to the regular Internet and would possibly eventually replace the open Internet in Muslim countries in the regions."
net  war  pol 
april 2011 by warrenellis
Emphas Home page
"Photojournalists pitch their projects directly to the public. You get to decide whether a story is worth doing. By agreeing to back a story, for a minimum contribution of $10, you are making sure that the issues that you care about receive the in-depth coverage they deserve. In return you are invited along on the journey. Photojournalists on Emphas.is agree to enter into a direct dialogue with their backers, sharing their experiences and insights as the creative process unfolds."
journalism  net 
april 2011 by warrenellis
The 6 Verbs For The Next 20 Years Of The Connected World
"The six trends he believes are most important for the connected world we live in going forward. Specifically, he broke these down into six verbs."
march 2011 by warrenellis
Listen Closely: Broadcastr Brings You An Audio Guide To The Whole Wide World
"a new platform that allows anyone to record or upload audio, and then “pin” it to physical locations. Broadcastr then indexes and curates that audio for playback via Web or smartphone, where it can be filtered and shared in the usual ways."
cities  net  audio 
march 2011 by warrenellis
Music bloggers move from touting bands to booking them
"Blog-sponsored shows mark a shift in the music marketing industry, which has been transformed by the Internet. The shift from major-label marketing to building a devoted core of fans through word-of-mouth promotion is fueled by bloggers who champion their favorite artists."
music  net 
march 2011 by warrenellis
4chan Founder: Anonymity is Authenticity
"Anonymity is authenticity," said Poole. "It allows you to share in an unvarnished, unfiltered, raw and real way. We believe in content over creator."
march 2011 by warrenellis
The Living City | URBAGRAM
"This is a transcript of a talk delivered at Cognitive Cities, a conference on the future of cities held in Berlin on 26th Feb 2011."
architecture  comms  net 
march 2011 by warrenellis
BBC News - Robots to get their own internet
"Robots could soon have an equivalent of the internet and Wikipedia. European scientists have embarked on a project to let robots share and store what they discover about the world. Called RoboEarth it will be a place that robots can upload data to when they master a task, and ask for help in carrying out new ones. Researchers behind it hope it will allow robots to come into service more quickly, armed with a growing library of knowledge about their human masters."
robots  net  comp 
february 2011 by warrenellis
Navigating The Twitterverse of Apps [Interactive Infographic]
"Simply click anywhere on the image to get started and a full-size, interactive image will open in a new window"
january 2011 by warrenellis

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